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You're already familiar with playwright Christopher Hampton's work if you saw the films Dangerous Liaisons or Atonement, or if you saw his translation of God of Carnage last summer at the Guthrie. Our celebration of the Tony and Academy Award-winning Christopher Hampton includes the new play Appomattox, Tales from Hollywood, Embers, movie nights (Atonement, Dangerous Liaisons and Carrington), speakers, classes and conversation at the Guthrie and elsewhere through the fall.


This project is supported in part by an award
from the National Endowment for the Arts.
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About Christopher Hampton»

Learn more about this prolific playwright, screenwriter and director.
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The Plays»

The commissioned world premiere Appomattox and the glamorous Tales from Hollywood are part of our subscription season. Embers will play in the Dowling Studio.
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Read the Reviews»

Tales from Hollywood earns rave reviews!
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Multimedia»

Get a behind-the-scenes look at the celebration. Watch our interviews with Christopher Hampton, and download the Hampton Celebration play guide and Teaser.
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Hampton Donors»

Hampton Celebration Donors have provided generous support for the Hampton Celebration above and beyond their annual gifts to the Guthrie.
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Shop Hampton»

Get to know this fascinating and unpredictable playwright on the page before you see his work on stage.